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to drop swiftly, in a direct manner; to fall quickly
(archaic) A piece of lead attached to a line, used in sounding the depth of water.
(archaic) A plumb bob or a plumb line.
(archaic) Hence, any weight.
(archaic) A piece of lead formerly used by school children to rule paper for writing
a plummet line, a line with a plummet; a sounding line.
Violent or dramatic fall
(figuratively) decline; fall; drop
(intransitive) To drop swiftly, in a direct manner; to fall quickly.